Imac Intel CoreDuo with this error 4MOT/4/40000003: HDD-1352

Astridca

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Hi, I hope somebody could tell me what does it means this error 4MOT/4/40000003: HDD-1352?? I have it in the Hardware test
 

parapup

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error 4MOT/4/40000003: HDD-1352??
Probably your hard disk drive is failing -a wild guess based on the "HDD" in the error code. Or the fans blowing over HDD. What does "Smart Status" show in System Profiler for that disk drive?
 

Astridca

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The Smart with errors, but what exactly could be? I read in the forum someone that say about fan error, what could exactly mean the 1352? :( :(
 

parapup

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The Smart with errors, but what exactly could be? I read in the forum someone that say about fan error, what could exactly mean the 1352? :( :(
Could be a failing hard drive or failing fan. Is your iMac under warranty? (probably not as it is a Core Duo).

Any case unless you are comfortable trying to replace the drive yourself it would be better to take it to nearest Apple service center. I think older iMac disk drives are easy to replace - see some online videos of the process and if you feel comfortable try it out. Disk drives are relatively cheap so might not be a bad deal. Remember to backup soon.
 

Astridca

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Thanks, yes I already backup. And Iwill remplace the HDD with a WD Black Caviar, but I have to found some place that sell it with a good price. Here in Mexico is kind of extensive. But I have the hope that it could be more a fan issue, but I still can't find what exactly is.
 

parapup

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Thanks, yes I already backup. And Iwill remplace the HDD with a WD Black Caviar, but I have to found some place that sell it with a good price. Here in Mexico is kind of extensive. But I have the hope that it could be more a fan issue, but I still can't find what exactly is.
Yeah, could be the fan. Someone else with similar (1353) code had to get the fan replaced to fix that error.

If you have a spare hdd try it out and see - if that doesn't fix it it's the fan.
 
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